President's Message

June 3, 2019
Written by: Lisa Lugauskas

Welcome to Summer 2019! My office in East Hartford has a beautiful view of the Connecticut River and blooming trees and flowers. We have so much good news to report in this newsletter. Members enjoyed our first technology-themed Lunch and Learn and the very interesting and well-attended programs we co-sponsored with REFA and CoreNet Global Connecticut/Westchester Chapter.

New Website Launched
Under the leadership of Monika Avery and Megan Cleary, our revised website with improved navigation and graphics just launched! We thank CATIC for their financial sponsorship of this effort.

Blue Ribbon
We had a tremendously successful 24th Annual Blue Ribbon Awards Showcase on April 24th at the Bushnell. We enjoyed a record 31 project submissions and the largest number of attendees as well. We provided awards in 16 overall categories. I was especially proud that Post University won an award in Best Building Repositioning as I have been an Associate Professor at Post University since 1991. Many thanks to co-chairs Jennifer Marks and Melissa Roy and their committee members.

CREW Network Spring Leadership Summit
CREW CT was proud to send Delegate and Past President, Janet Wheeler and Attorney Kate Mylod to the annual Spring Leadership Summit in Kansas City in June. They looked forward to the leadership training, professional development, content-heavy breakout sessions, inspirational keynote speakers and networking opportunities.

Get Involved
As always, I highly encourage each of you to consider assuming a leadership role in CREW. You benefit from new relationships, networking opportunities, relevant topic seminars and you will enjoy top-notch speakers. Hope to see you at all our CREW Connecticut events as well as at the CREW Network Annual Convention & Marketplace which will take place in Orlando from September 25-27th.